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Steve M. Aydin, DO

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Tailoring Your Treatment for Optimal Recovery

Dr. Aydin is Chief of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Interventional Pain Management at Kayal Orthopaedic Center, as well as Clinical Assistant Professor at Hofstra – Northwell Health. In, 2010 after completing an anesthesia-based pain management fellowship at the University of Michigan Health System, he joined Manhattan Spine and Pain, and was appointed clinical assistant professor of PMR in 2013.

In addition to specializing in pain management, Dr. Aydin is board-certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation. He completed his training at the Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, in New Jersey. He took an avid interest in pain management early in his training, and worked to address it in patients with traumatic brain injury, stroke, and spinal cord injury. “Physical medicine and rehabilitation focuses on musculoskeletal medicine—the body’s interconnected system of nerves, muscles and bones,” said Dr. Aydin. “This training offers a better understanding of how an injury or problem in one part of the body can affect other parts, which is important when developing nonsurgical strategies to help people regain normal function and pain control.”

Dr. Aydin’s approach to patient care is also influenced by his medical degree in osteopathy. Osteopathic physicians (DOs) have the same medical license and scope of practice as medical doctors (MDs). The difference lies in their approach to the human body. “I like osteopathic medicine’s holistic approach of treating the whole person rather than just looking at a specific symptom or illness.”

Dr. Aydin, while a clinical assistant professor of physical medicine and rehabilitation at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine, also works closely with the resident and medical students.

He has written several book chapters and peer-reviewed journal articles on pain management. He has published journal articles on sacroiliac joint dysfunction, phantom pain, and radiculopathy, as well as book chapters on the treatment of sacroiliac joint dysfunction, interventional pain techniques/injections, and core strengthening in relation to hip and lumbar function in athletes.

For his commitment to treating patients, teaching, and research he was given the Teacher of the Year Award in 2014, for the Hofstra North Shore-LIJ Medical School. He has also been awarded the Gold Humanism Honors Award, the University of Michigan’s “Make a Difference Award,” and “The Outstanding Male Senior Award” at Cook College – Rutgers University, for his commitment to community service and patient care.

Dr. Aydin has given several lectures and workshops, nationally and internationally, in topics in pain management and physical medicine and rehabilitation.

In his time outside of work, Dr. Aydin enjoys sports such as snowboarding, mountain biking, running, baseball/softball, surfing and hiking. His hobbies include automobiles, traveling, electronics, music, computers and cooking.


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Interventional Pain Management


  • UMDNJ – School of Osteopathic Medicine (SOM), Stratford, NJ, 2001-2005
    • Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rutgers, The State University of NJ, New Brunswick, NJ, 1996-2000
    • Bachelor of Science


  • University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ – New Jersey Medical School, Newark, NJ
    Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation, West Orange, New Jersey

    • Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Resident
  • New York College of Osteopathic Medicine, Union, New Jersey
    Union Hospital – Saint Barnabas Health Care System

    • Department of Medical Education, Intern
  • University of Michigan Medical Center, Ann Arbor, MI
    • Department of Anesthesiology – Pain Management, Fellow


  • National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (NBOME)
  • American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (ABPMR)
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine


  • New Jersey Medical License
  • New York Medical License
  • New Jersey Controlled Dangerous Substances
  • New York Controlled Dangerous Substances
  • Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)


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